Asus PRIME Z270-AR

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics55.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive104% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-AR  (all builds)
Memory9.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170322
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateNov 15 '19 at 04:35
Run Duration180 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$175
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
75.6% Very good
1-Core 122
2-Core 245
86% 184 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 464
57% 428 Pts
64-Core 433
29% 433 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$170
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 441.20
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
55.6% Above average
Lighting 211
Reflection 179
Parallax 195
55% 195 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 202
Splatting 163
56% 172 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 55.6%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SSD 500GB
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 336 127 119 113 84 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 412
Write 190
Mixed 361
SusWrite 181
64% 286 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 57.2
193% 68.4 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 358
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 104%
Great: 139%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
546GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 104 104 103 104 103 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
65.4% Good
Read 125
Write 118
Mixed 80
SusWrite 103
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 133 133 133 133 132 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
84% Excellent
Read 160
Write 114
Mixed 72.2
SusWrite 132
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 84%
Great: 115%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$98
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 176 176 176 177 174 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
83.1% Excellent
Read 113
Write 150
Mixed 31
SusWrite 175
85% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 1.9
351% 2.7 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 83.1%
Great: 110%
Seagate ST8000DM002-1YW112 8TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: DN02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 169 170 169 170 169 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 38% Great: 109%
SanDisk Ultra Fit 123GB
67GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 61 38 37 38 35 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
30.1% Below average
Read 127
Write 71.7
Mixed 58.7
SusWrite 42.9
91% 75.1 MB/s
4K Read 4.6
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.6
51% 1.87 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 30.1%
Great: 36%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Patriot 3000 C16 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
47.4% Average
MC Read 16.5
MC Write 16.7
MC Mixed 14.4
45% 15.9 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 14.6
SC Mixed 14.8
41% 14.3 GB/s
Latency 61.9
65% 61.9 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 47.4%
Great: 105%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical PRIME Z270-AR Builds (Compare 3,394 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-AR - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,055
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